Chuck Moore - Matt DahlbergI think that Chuck at Moore Bettah Ukuleles is one of the best ukulele makers around. I’ve been lucky to have played one of his ukes for a few years now. I’d heard from many people that his ukuleles had only gotten better since I got my first one, so I had to find out for myself! In September of 2015, my wife and I travelled to the Big Island to pick this instrument up from Chuck. It was an incredible trip, and overtime I play this ukulele I’m brought right back to the islands. Thank you for building me this spectacular instrument, Chuck!

This was the instrument that I used exclusively on my album Dragonfly, so hear it for yourself, here!

Here are the features of the instrument:

Specifications

  • Model: 4 String Tenor
  • Body Materials: AAAA Koa
  • Bracing:
    -Top: Sitka Spruce 3 Fan Pattern
    -Back: Honduran Mahogany
  • Binding: Ebony
  • Purfling: Black / Red / Black
  • Neck: Spanish Cedar with Carbon Fiber Reinforcement
  • Headstock Overlay: Ebony
  • Upper Bout Side Sound Port
  • Inlay: Island Mountain Scene in Stone
  • Rosette: Black / Red / Black
  • Nut and Saddle: Bone
  • Tuners: Waverly

It is strung with D’Addario Pro Arte Strings and is outfitted with a L.R. Baggs 5-0 pickup.